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Dr. Nicholas Morrow WILLIAMS 魏寧博士

本人為香港大學中文學院副教授、Tang Studies(《唐學報》)主編,研究方向主要是中國古典韻文,還有對文本的英文譯注工作。除了文學內部研究以外,我的研究也涉及比較文學、佛學、中日文化交流、翻譯研究、思想史等領域。近年主要從事《楚辭》的英譯和相關的研究,以及由此發展的辭賦傳統,即將出版的The Fu Genre of Imperial China的賦學論文集是這方面的成果。

本人近來的研究興趣集中於佛教對中國文學和文化的影響。狹隘的民族主義和簡化的物質主義都是當代西方對亞洲文明研究的誤區,而佛教在這兩方面起著補缺的作用。因此本人將來的研究會包含一些新的內容,例如在2019–2020學年休假期間,得到博報財團的日本研究獎學金的支持,在京都大學研究日本僧人空海的駢文傑作《三教指歸》。

本人自2016年加入中文學院。此前曾先後任教於香港浸會大學饒宗頤國學院、香港理工大學中文及雙語系等。近年講授的課程包括CHIN1118「中國古典文學導論」、CHIN2123「歷代詩」、CHIN2147「古籍研讀」、CHIN1120「全球視野下的中國文學」等。

I am associate professor in the School of Chinese of the University of Hong Kong and editor of Tang Studies. I study and translate classical Chinese poetry both for its own sake and in the contexts of comparative literature, Buddhist studies, Sino-Japanese cultural interactions, translation studies, intellectual history, and other fields. For the past several years I have been occupied with a new translation and various studies of the Chuci (Elegies of Chu) anthology of poems from Warring States and Han China. This relates to my ongoing interest in the various subgenres of Chinese poetry, as in my edited volume on The Fu Genre of Imperial China, which is forthcoming from Arc Humanities press.

My research increasingly concerns the role of Buddhism in the development of Chinese literature and culture. Two fundamental blindspots of Asian studies are parochial nationalism and reductive materialism, and Buddhism is a valuable corrective on both fronts. It is with this concern in mind that I have embarked on a new project, and am currently on leave from HKU with a Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship at Kyoto University, examining “Chinese Rhetoric and the Route to Enlightenment in Kūkai’s Sangō shiiki.”

I came to HKU in 2016, having previously taught at Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In the School of Chinese I have taught undergraduate courses such as CHIN1118 “Introduction to Classical Chinese Literature,” CHIN2123 “Shi Poetry up to the Nineteenth Century,” CHIN2147 “Reading of Classical Chinese Texts,” and CHIN1120 “Global Approaches to Chinese Literature.”

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